Well, maybe the national nightmare isn’t TRULY over yet— despite the positive faces both Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan put on for their reunion on “Live With Kelly & Michael.”
Apparently, the being “blindsided” by the news that Michael was leaving to join GMA full-time wasn’t the beginning of their issues….by a LONG SHOT. Reportedly, they had been feuding behind the scenes of Live! for quite some time now, but managed to never show animosity on-camera! But is bad treatment from his co-host the REAL reason Michael has decided to leave the show?
Audiences immediately fell in love with Michael when he joined Live! back in 2012, and Kelly reportedly couldn’t stand that he was getting so much attention. She allegedly began bullying her co-host behind the scenes, according to TMZ, and lately, he’d just gotten fed up.
Of course, so much more went into his decision to leave than just that: He also got offered a sweet gig as a full-time reporter for Good Morning America, which offers more money and more freedom to work on sports stories (which are, of course, his first love).
And if this drama is the real deal, the pair will have to put up with it for a few more months — Michael’s new job doesn’t start until the fall, and he’s expected to remain on Live! throughout the summer.
Get your popcorn ready… this might get interesting.